Building a phone to create a fairer economy

Fairphone is a social enterprise working to create a fairer economy and change how things are made. We open up supply chains, solve problems and use transparency to start debate about what’s truly fair.

Fairphone started in 2010 as a project of Waag Society, Action Aid and Schrijf-Schrijf to raise awareness about conflict minerals in electronics and the wars that they fuel and fund in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2013, we established our independent social enterprise to design and produce our first smartphone and take the next crucial steps in uncovering the story behind the sourcing, production, distribution and recycling of electronics.

To learn more about us, please download our fact sheet.

Fairphone at a glance

Started as a campaign within Waag Society in 2010. Registered as an independent social enterprise in 2013.

Using a smartphone as a storytelling device to reconnect consumers to their products and uncover how things are made.

39 employees with 20 different nationalities and 17 languages spoken.

60,000 Fairphones sold.

100% independently financed (no donations or venture capital) to preserve our social values.

Surrounded by an enthusiastic community of Fairphone owners, {{facebookCount}} Facebook fans, {{twitterCount}} Twitter followers and {{newsletterCount}} newsletter subscribers.

Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Meet our team